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. he used his personal doctor as someone he could get mad at. people of that other people, as well. ike had a temper, a real temper. it was like staring into a furnace when he blew up. he would periodically blow up at his doctor, even throwing his golf clubs at him one time. >> in the next sentence, "with the hungry crisis, snyder had found his pace and in an evil state -- patient in an evil state." >> the eisenhower presidential library, they have been there for 10 or 15 years. they have been used by a book for an academic press about ike's health. popular historians have not used them. i have gotten a lot of use out of them. they are all there. they are open to the public. >> where did you go to get them? >> the presidential library. you just ask for them. >> you say in the acknowledgments that you're interested in this book. >> john wrote for the new yorker. we talked about the dulles brothers. head of the state and head of the cia. i wrote a book about the cia. he asked if i wanted to the dulles brothers as a biography. i was interested. the conversation drifted off to eisenhower, t
people turn to us in great numbers when -- in the history-making moments, certainly. >> may ask you a journalism question? those who saw it saw a reference to the man who wrote the book as mark owen, but everybody else in the country knew his name was bissonette? >> we consciously stayed with the original rules. i do not know -- the precise details. i think that is actually not -- >> one thing i noticed the last four years -- i have never seen you do this -- my last count, you had 12 interviews with the president, mr. obama, since he got involved. i cannot remember you ever doing that many with a president. why so many with this one? >> quite honestly, because he said yes. there were no shortage of press for george w. bush. -- requests for george w. bush. i do not think we ever interviewed with him. he may have been interviewed once. but there is always -- the rules of the game, to request an interview with the president, whoever it may be. the obama people and obama himself like to get on the air. >> it has got a bigger audience than any other -- >> pretty much. you certainly get a
responsible for electing george bush. for us, we went in and met these children and their families. we realized pretty quickly that these were the so-called foot soldiers for the right wing of the republican party. they also just believers and religious people and you know, going to the beat of their own drum. really, it was eye opening for us. we really tried to just paint the picture of how things are with these communities without passing any judgment. >> i saw that documentary and he question as i was watching, why did this camp let you in? >> the families are proud how they raised their kids. becky fishers believes very strongly she's saving souls and she's bringing children to the lord. actually when we went to each family's home, long before the film premiered, we make it our business to go and show the final films the sum of our film. the first thing becky fisher, head of the camp said was, kind of watered it down. no one is going to watch this, it's so boring. i said becky, i come to you from a secular planet. you have to listen to me. people are not going to just turn this
reporters and other u.s. reactions at c-span's 20ing debate hub. go to c-span.org/debates. >> this week on "q&a," 12-time emmy award-winning morley safer discusses his long career with cbs news and his 40 years as a correspondent on "60 minutes." >> morley safer -- how have you changed your approach to information over the last 42 years of "60 minutes?" >> no dramatic difference in terms of reporting the news or doing interviews for the news or, really, even between doing what is construed as hard news versus feature stuff. the same rules apply. you try to get to the core, the core of the individual. i think really that is why we have an audience for the last 45 years on "60 minutes." i think it is precisely why people watch the broadcast. we have no or few access -- i do not think we do any at all. i think we are fair. it is the fairness that is the attraction, unlike some much of what you see on cable, where fairness is the last thing people are being offered. to a certain audience, the last thing they want. >> we have a video from your office -- we took a camera there. i want you to
they want. >> we have a video from your office -- we took a camera there. i want you to talk us through than what the environment is, how long you have been there. you can see it on the screen. >> that is the lobby. we have a huge clock, which nobody really likes. that is the corridor of where the correspondence all live with their helpers. >> is that in normal desk for morley safer read their? >> i confess it is probably neater than normal. >> why the big poster? >> the poster reflects a story i did 30 years ago. on the question of whether a major painting at the metropolitan museum was in fact a fake. it caused quite a controversy, and i had friends at the met who refused to speak for me for 20 years and have since come around. the painting is called "the pickpocket" or "the fee." >> there is a picture of you right there with your old colleagues. >> ed was my next-door neighbor in the office. we went there before anybody else in the morning. we had a morning session over .offee that was an award i got in california. >> how much time did you spend their? >> in the office? >> a lot more now.
? that was a decision by npr i thought was very meaningful. we cover a lot of washington news. it is important for us to get that story right. we wanted to get a broader sense of the country. we have stations in every state, stations in every corner of every state. we feel we have done a better job than a lot of organizations of covering stories in indiana, or kentucky, were nebraska, but we wanted to do more. by shifting half of the program, one of the hosts, some of the staff, to los angeles -- our colleagues in california are on a screen at their own table 3,000 miles away talking. they have a different perspective on things. things that seem important to us in washington seem irrelevant there. the reverse can be true. it is great to have a conversation back and forth. correspondents based in places like chicago, we have full time people in new orleans for a couple of years after katrina, and having people in different places just really enriches the conversation and the range of stories you can do. >> one of your radio reports, so people can hear you, this is on the road. we will find out afterwa
the premises. the two of us went a couple blocks down sixth avenue and were just by ourselves. we went to the big issues here. we found that even though we do not agree, and we come from opposite perspectives, we were able, in a short time, to reach general agreement on a few principles that were the biggest and most important ones. thatarger point here is within washington, there is broad agreement on what the financial problems of the country are, and on the solutions, and that nothing can be done. it is the most insane situation. >> how do you to defer? -- two differ? >> we did not do it in the peace. it is carefully written so you cannot tell which one liens which direction. the way we are seated is the opposite of the way we are. i am not to the left of allen. he is not to the right of me. it is the reverse. >> what about economics? what are your basic thoughts? >> i am a recovering english major. i never studied economics. i was cast out into the world to write about this by accident. i went out and try to learn with no preconceptions, with no courses, with no graduate degree. i
a default on u.s. debt, it is a disaster worldwide. i thought we had learned something from that a year ago. apparently, we have not. the worst thing that happens is a u.s. default on its debt. it would be catastrophic. for no reason, idiotic. it is crazy. >> what is the result? >> every bank in the united states, every major bank, is bankrupt. suddenly, your capital is gone. a lot of capital is tied up in government securities. >> what happens if i go to the bank and want my money? >> it might or may not still be there. it is not like the banks would close. they would not be able to lend. it was like four years ago where you were facing massive bank failures. you still get your money but you would not get a loan. your company might not be able to pay you. the soundest companies in the world could not borrow money. >> there is not enough money. >> of course not. we are talking trillions of dollars. i am not saying a united states default is tomorrow. bank of america would end and j.p. morgan would close their doors and got out of business. but it is a serious hit into commerce, or what rema
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